Psychopathy is a widely misunderstood personality trait blurred by the medias use of the term in conjunction with charismatic sadists. I've seen many threads devolve into arguments over who's the sharpest edgelord.
I will not be bumping the thread, if there is no interest, it will die. Join me for your own edification. Expand your knowledge and find clarity in it.
There is no glory in psychopathy. Ask me anything, for I am a psychopath.
>>717245231 That's a great question and an answer I'm not sure if there is a consensus to.
Please, take my response with a grain of salt as I've only taken a few psychology classes and only speak from my knowledge and experience.
The difference between psychopathy and sociopathy is how it is developed. Psychopathy being a genetic disorder while sociopathy is a behavior disorder developed over time, and sometimes even an active decision.
The DSM V considers both psychopathy and sociopathy the same thing for diagnostic criteria. I hope this answered your question.
>>717245327 I was diagnosed in late 2014 with Borderline Personality Disorder with Anti-social Personality Disorder tenancies. Psychopathy being included as a diagnostic criteria. It was a long year long road to diagnostics but it was worth it. Now that I know I can drink to it.
>>717245584 I'm sorry friend, I wish I could have an opinion to share with you but Schizotypal is a Cluster A personality which I know very little about. It certainty seems like an interesting way to live your life though.
>>717245717 Psychopathy is considered a diagnostic criteria, more of a trait than a disorder. There is no "psychopath disorder". But rather if you ARE a psychopath you MAY have a mental disorder.
I understand and acknowledge that you are a troll but you really hit gold here. In previous editions of the DSM mental disorders were considered a flaw, however, much research is pointing to personality disorders being an evolutionary trait.
While psychopathy is not necessarily relevant today's society it is useful in extreme circumstances. Many people think of psychopaths as those who feel no remorse for killing a person they're the same one's who feel no fear from saving children from a fire. Often psychopaths are the one's who react the fastest to natural disasters and bad situations in general.
>>717246989 Haha! That's a very interesting comparison. I actually believe them to be quite similar, however if I were to place one of the other I would say Sociopaths would be superior as they wouldn't necessarily have the same negative affects as psychopaths.
Depending on when they became sociopaths they wouldn't have the same issue in their pre-frontal cortex and amygdala.
Pretty much. A sociopath is someone with LOW empathy. A psychopath is someone with NO empathy.
Like all things mental, it's a spectrum that is further complicated with the fact that a person can be benevolent or malevolent.
Obviously, no one wants to medically diagnosed as either because it defeats the purpose of manipulation. A lot of the people who say they are psychopaths just know because they don't really care about things 4chan calls "edgy."
Still, someone can be a successful banker or a serial killer. Both are malevolent in a sense. Someone else can be a great defense lawyer or a great military member. Both are seen as benevolent (military member is praised by country).
And like pedophiles, a psychopath or a sociopath who is self-aware can choose not to follow predicted patterns to throw off "scent."
>>717247123 Predatory behavior - Check Callous disregard for the well being of others - Check Parasitic lifestyle - I think you're reading the wrong source material. This is no longer a criteria for Custer B personality types. I myself am completely self sufficient in life. That being said I am likely an emotional parasite.
>>717247546 Oh wow! Thanks for gracing us with your presence educated anon.
I'm not sure if I entirely agree with your assertion though.
Recent studies indicate that psychopaths DO in-fact have empathy as they are able to turn it on and off on command. The summary of the research being that a normal person has empathy turned on by default and a psychopath has empathy turned off by default.
This is also my personal experience. I can intellectually put myself in another's shoes, but it is an active process I have to undergo.
Based on your speech patterns here, I can firmly say that you are of the low-functioning variety. You're just like a little kid who wrote his first program in BASIC, and thinks he's a software engineer.
>>717246567 Robert Lee Yates of Spokane, Washington murdered at least 13 people. Served in the US military for 18 years, and also UN Peacekeeping missions. He flew helicopters and helped stranded people in Florida during Hurricane Andrew. All around good guy, except when he was killin'
>>717251382 seth went to prison for "violating the terms of conditional release" not the murder of baby-moma
hear's a poem her wrote to his ex:
maybe theres a reason why im always sick to my stomach. sometimes i wonder if its my excessive abuse of drugs and alcohol... maybe its the feeling of regret and self loathing, maybe its you; your face and everything that i think of when i see you. not so much that those unsettling thoughts are even about you, just that you make me think of them. maybe thats not it at all. maybe theres a parasite eating away at my intestines, gradually eating my insides until im nothing but a shell of a man. maybe its metaphorical, maybe its not. maybe im not even me anymore. maybe it has devoured my body and soul to such an extent that... that im not even a human anymore, just a creature biding time until death or maybe my stomach pain is just telling me to eat some damn food.
>>717247242 Actually i saw in the show dexter, he had the defect in the prefrontal cortex. But the interesting thing in that was he wasnt born a psychopath, he saw his mother being butchered as a kid which resulted in him becoming the way he is. But also it could have stunted the development of the brain. What do you think?
>>717251841 Thanks for the thread. It was a good read through most of it. I have an idea that I'm on the spectrum of a Sociopath, but I'm never going to get clinically diagnosed since I don't want it confirmed to myself or others. Reading diagnosises online isn't really convincing either. Oh well. Happy New Years OP.
>>717244823 (in affected british voice) a ture psychopath would never willing remove his mask of sanity. i watched dexter through season3 and thought characters that are literally me irl as i watched it.
>>717255139 It will be easy then. Get rid of her, she is a useless layabout and you deserve more.
You know this to be true. If you fear this then you have insecurity within yourself. You can analyse this weakness once you get rid of her. You've got your entire life to figure out what makes you happy, but first, you must rid yourself of what makes you unhappy.
>>717244823 Not a personality trait. It's a mental illness. You can be a smart psychopath and believe it's not an mental illness or just completely ignore the scientific facts and let your ego take over.
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